France's Azoulay wins UNESCO director general election: Sources

The United Nations` cultural agency has selected France`s Audrey Azoulay as its new director general, two diplomatic sources said on Friday. 

Reuters| Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 23:55 PM IST
France's Azoulay wins UNESCO director general election: Sources
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PARIS: The United Nations` cultural agency has selected France`s Audrey Azoulay as its new director general, two diplomatic sources said on Friday. 

UNESCO`s executive board voted 30 to 28 in favour of Azoulay, a former French culture minister, against Qatar`s Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari. 

It will now be put forward for approval to UNESCO`s 195 members on Nov. 10.